Hanging movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hanging movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, visually appealing, interesting, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with hanging, death, dialogue, brutality, murder, mentor, storytelling, vengeance, catastrophe and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
hanging movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as hanging: Hell House LLC (2015), Salem (2014), Hang 'Em High (1968), Girl, Interrupted (1999), The Limehouse Golem (2016), April Fool's Day (1986), Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005), True Grit (1969), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Outrage (2010).

List of hanging movies

Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark, suspenseful, tense, brutal
Plot: found footage, dark secret, investigation, abandoned hotel, hanging, mysterious death, basement, house, group of friends, brutality, tragic event, haunted house ...
Time: 2000s
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Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, evil force, society, supernatural ability, danger, punishment, devil, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, death penalty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, borderline personality disorder, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, patient, female protagonist, mental institution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical Golem – must be responsible.
Style: gothic, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, murder trial, serial killer, police inspector, death sentence, confession, hanging, trial, court, courtroom, playwright ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: scotland yard, london
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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, satirical, tense ...
Plot: criminal, outlaw, hanging, judge, lawyer, vengeance, vigilantism, starting over, society, gunfight, justice, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, united states, san antonio texas, new jersey ...
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April Fool's Day (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer, gory, deadly, mind game, crimes, teenage life, plot twist, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: executioner, death sentence, hanging, introspection, politics, punishment, war crime, criminal, execution, capital punishment, obsessive quest, post war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, london, germany
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True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, harsh, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, death sentence, life is a bitch, secret, blind character, human spirit, police officer, tragic hero, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
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Outrage (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story begins with Sekiuchi, boss of the Sannokai, a huge organized crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato and right-hand man Ikemoto, head of the Ikemoto-gumi. Kato orders Ikemoto to ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, cynical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang member, crime family, hanging, criminal heroes, crimes, gang war, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, merciless, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: musician's life, singer, musician, epilepsy, music band, punk, depression, music, performance, suicide, fame, tragic event ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980, 80s
Place: europe, england, manchester england, northern england, manchester ...
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The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, plot twist, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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The Babysitter (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: blood, corpse, sacrifice, slasher killer, satanic ritual, murder, book, bully, teenager, dark humor, characters killed one by one, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dead teenager, youth, murder, found footage, tragedy, teenage life, supernatural, social relations, deadly, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 2013, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
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Goin' South (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: small town, gang, gangsters, chases and races, love and romance, dark humor, marriage, trust, cowboy, criminal, outlaw, hanging ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: latin america, mexico, texas
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The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, psychopath, hanging, bounty hunter, vigilantism, train robbery, gang, crimes, fugitives, good versus evil, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: canada, montana, usa, missouri, wyoming ...
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City of the Living Dead (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman has visions that suggest the eruption of the living dead into the world through a portal, spurred on by the suicide of a priest.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, cemetery, suicide, priest, investigation, danger, rescue, buried alive, psychic power, race against time, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: usa, new england, new york, manhattan new york city, georgia
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The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, suicide, hanging, homecoming, youth, lgbt, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
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The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, tense, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, incest, family problems, couples, sexual relations, isolation, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, europe, usa, norway, new england ...
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Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gory, deadly, gas station, hanging, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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Kings and Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, parents and children, couple relations, destiny, love and romance, musician's life, life is a bitch, single parent, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is ...
Style: cult film, witty, humorous, surreal, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, dark humor, delusion, country estate, mental illness, crimes, deadly, schizophrenia, split personality, misfit, couples, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, tough guy, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Ireland, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, harsh ...
Plot: antichrist, prophecy, demon, murder, devil worship, killer child, parents and children, loss of child, hospital, church, ambassador, nanny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, italy ...
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, gossip and rumors, fame, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
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The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: battles, revolution, vengeance, war, american revolution, soldier, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, heroic mission, patriotism, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, showbiz, satire, rivalry, court, trial, execution, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Lonesome Dove (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 384 min.
TV show
Story: Lonesome Dove is a Western television miniseries based on Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. Starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, Lonesome Dove was originally broadcast by CBS on February 5, 1989, drawing a ...
Style: realistic, epic, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: old west, hanging, on the road, texas ranger, obsessive quest, gunfight, friendship, adventure, life risking, dams cliffs canyons and bridges, sheriff, widow widower ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: montana, nebraska, texas, wyoming, usa ...
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: biblical, factual, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, suffering, life philosophy, religions or cults, bible, torture, sacrifice, roman ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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